My Own Private....

Mangaung 1
Iceland 2
Tokyo 3
India 4
Omaha 5

Alamo 6
B.O. 7
Pyramid 8
Architecture 9
Asparagus festival 10

Hero 11
Librarian 12
Spaceship 13
Hammer time 14

Kalifornia 15
Germany 16
Cuba 17
Wichita 18
Iowa 19
Wyoming 20

Focus group 21
Bollywood 22
Instagram 23
Goldman testimony 24
Nietzsche 25

1. Africa is a Country, “My Own Private Mangaung [source]

2. The Millions, “My Own Private Iceland” [source]

3. Wired, “My Own Private Tokyo” [source]

4. TIME, “My Own Private India” [source]

5. Forbes, “My Own Private Omaha, Or, Do Locals Outperform?” [source]

6. Texas Monthly, “My Own Private Alamo” [source]

7. Slate, “My Own Private B.O.” [source]

8. New York Post, “My own private pyramid” [source]

9. Kotaku, “My Own Private Architecture” [source]

10. Los Angeles Times, “My Own Private Asparagus Festival” [source]

11. My Own Private Hero, Julianne MacLean [source]

12. New York Times, “My Own Private Librarian” [source]

13. NPR, “Tech Tycoons’ Dream: My Own Private Spaceship” [source]

14. The New Zealand Herald, “My Own Private Hammer Time” [source]

15. Psychology Today, “My Own Private Kalifornia, Part One” [source]

16. My Own Private Germany: Daniel Paul Schreber’s Secret History of Modernity, Eric L. Santner [source]

17. My Own Private Cuba: Essays on Cuban literature and culture, Gustavo Pérez Firmat [source]

18. Flying, “My Own Private Wichita” [source]

19. City Paper, “My Own Private Iowa” [source]

20. New York Times, “My Own Private Wyoming” [source]

21. New York Times, “My Own Private Focus Group” [source]

22. The Atlantic, “My Own Private Bollywood” [source]

23., “My Own Private Instagram” [source]

24. Fortune, “My Own Private Goldman Testimony” [source]

25. The Wilson Quarterly, “My Own Private Nietzsche: An American Story” [source]


Sit on my face.

Full disclosure.

There’s a special place in hell…

Yes, Virginia…

If I weren’t an actor…

Like the man says…

What we talk about when we talk about…

It is a truth universally acknowledged…

Elon Green is a contributing editor to Longform.